e-Zest is a professional open source company that provides free documentation and paid professional service to the users of its software. Liferay is an enterprise web platform for building business solutions that deliver immediate results and have a long term value.
Liferay portal is a free and open source enterprise portal written in Java and distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License. Its primary usage is to power corporate intranets and extranets. Liferay portal allows users to set up features common to websites. Portlets is the name ascribed to its functional units. Liferay can also be termed a content management framework or a web application framework. Liferay’s support for plugins extends into multiple programming languages, including support for PHP and Ruby portlets. The developers are provided a sophisticated programming interface but no programming skills are required for the basic website installation and administration. The Liferay portal is Java based and runs on any computing platform capable of running the Java runtime environment and an application server. Liferay is available with an application server such as Apache Tomcat. Liferay portal is a JSR – 286 enterprise portal including a suite of applications. It is distributed in two different editions namely – Liferay Portal Community Edition and Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition. It also provides a collaboration suite based on the Liferay platform named – Liferay social office comprising a social collaboration suite for enterprises.
Certain portlets are preinstalled and these comprise the core functionality of the portal system. Web content, asset publishing, website tools, site navigation, site map, web form builder and message boards are a few of the preinstalled portlets. Liferay Integration is therefore an enterprise web platform for building business solutions that deliver immediate results and long term value.
e-Zest has successfully integrated Pentaho and Liferay for its valuable customers. A Single sign on (SSO) for customers has been integrated successfully to integrate with their custom security modules with Pentaho. This allows customers a seamless access to Pentaho BI solution with great ease and efficacy.